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When is a Good Time to Replace Your Hearing Aids?

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  • If you lose/damage the hearing aids beyond the repair warranty.
  • If the cost of the repair is becoming prohibitively expensive.  The cost of upkeep is more expensive than putting that money towards a new set of hearing aids.
  • If the hearing aids are greater than 5 years old.  Hearing aid technology in the past 5 years has improved so that it is worthwhile to investigate a new set.  You would be eligible for the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) grant.
  • If there is a major feature improvement.  This would justify you investigating a new set of hearing aids.  For instance, in the late 1990’s, we saw the introduction of the first digital hearing aid; in early 2000 we saw the introduction of receiver in the ear (RIC) hearing aids.  Finally, in 2013, we saw the first aids to have Bluetooth capabilities.
  • If your old hearing aids no longer fit or treat your current hearing loss.  In other words, if your hearing levels drop to the point where your current aids no longer provide any true benefit.

If any of the 5 reasons to upgrade your hearing aids resonate with you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the Hearing Institute of Ontario.  We want you to be able to hear at your absolute best.

At the Hearing Institute of Ontario, your hearing health is important to us.
Contact our Mississauga, Oakville or Scarborough office for a FREE consultation with our knowledgeable and experienced audiologists, to discuss the best hearing solution for your hearing loss type.

Differences Between an Audiologist and a Hearing Instrument Dispenser

Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists are both professionals trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing and balance issues, but their roles, educational backgrounds, and scopes of practice differ. Here are some key differences:

Educational Background


Hearing Instrument Specialist

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audiologist vs HID scope of practice

Scope of Practice


Hearing Instrument Specialist

Regulatory Bodies


Hearing Instrument Specialist

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Services Provided


Hearing Instrument Specialist

All client care at Hearing Institute of Ontario is provided by certified Audiologists who are registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario


Book your no cost, no obligation hearing test today. Learn if you have a hearing loss and get expert advice from our certified audiologist about  how to improve your hearing.

Call us today at 1-888-664-2999 or use the green button below to schedule your free hearing test and get started on your journey to better hearing.


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This offer applies to our most popular hearing aid models from Signia, Phonak and Widex. Call 1‑888‑664‑2999 today to book your no‑cost, no‑obligation consultation!

Conditions: Offer expires May 31, 2023 and applies to the purchase of any Premium technology hearing aids from Signia, Widex and Phonak. Private sales only. Standard dispensing fee applies to both hearing aids.